Food Product Development
At M&S, we’re known for the quality, innovation and creativity of our food. If you’re studying Food Innovation; Food Development; Food Marketing; Food & Nutrition; Culinary Arts or a Chef Programme, how could possibly resist helping us make it even better?
This perfect placement will see you work with some of the food industry’s brightest minds, helping to improve on our existing recipes, while developing delicious new ideas to inspire the millions of customers who shop with us every week. This will involve spending time in our stores to see the impact of what we create and working with our network of suppliers to discover everything about how we create the crowd-pleasing products that line our shelves and fill our refrigerators.
In this vital and highly creative part of our business, we’re looking for you to bring your fresh thinking and genuine passion for food. In return, you’ll get a taste of what it’s like to work here and, possibly, get your foot in the door to start your career with us, working with people to create the most amazing food experiences possible. Even if you don’t return, ours is an impressive name to have on your CV and you’ll have a clutch of new skills and experiences to help bring it to life.
Applications close on Friday 7th December.
Head Office (London)
£19,500 pro rata
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Learning and Development
We've plenty of learning opportunities both in store and at our Head Office, which vary according to your scheme. Whether you’re managing people in store, or a valued member of a Head Office team, you’ll be learning while you earn, shouldering real responsibilities and helping to tackle the ever-changing issues of the day. You will be given a specific area of responsibility or a project to manage yourself fairly early on - say yes, it's a great chance to shine.
While we‘ll provide the training tools and opportunities, it’s up to you to take advantage of them. You’ll be expected to use your initiative to identify learning needs specific to you – and have the motivation to meet these needs.
Theory's all well and good, but few plans survive contact with the customer. If you’re based in Head Office, you'll get hands-on, in-store experience through our store attachment programme. Depending on your graduate programme the attachment could be anything from one week to three months.
Corporate Learning Programme
Our cutting-edge workshops will hone your business abilities, ranging from skills foundation and competency training to full-on project management.
We're investing heavily in smarter technology to achieve our vision of becoming the world's most successful multi-channel retailer. So we'll invest plenty of time with you to ensure you receive all the right technical training.
We will support you throughout your career at M&S and, with role-specific training, help you reach your goals.
Unlike many companies, M&S performance management isn't just a case of us saying jump higher. We ensure your achievements are recognised, your feedback is heard and, of course, that your career is progressing. After all, M&S only performs well when we all do.
Depending on the area of the business you join, you could have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications to enhance your career progression with M&S.